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Where can I find electrical pinout of C152 microphone jack and DC bias?

Would anyone have the pinout and/or specs of the C152 passenger/pilot microphone jack? I'd also like to know what DC bias voltage, if any, the plane provides to the microphone. Here's what I have so ...
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What type of jack is the flight interphone on transport category aircraft?

Recently became an A&P and part of my job is to be on the ground communicating to the pilots during push backs. Started shopping for a headset and have seen various ones with different adapters ...
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Is ear protection necessary for General Aviation aircraft?

What would happen if someone flew a brand new Cessna Skylane/Caravan or a Robinson R22 without using earplugs or headphones? Would they get hearing damage or it would be just a little bit loud where ...
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What kind of microphones does aviation use?

Do they use the dynamic ones or cheap ribbon ones? Also why are these microphones so small? I guess they dont use condensers. (I am yet to see an 3.5mm jack (which is used both on the C172 and the ...
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Instructor can't talk when H10-13.4 is plugged in

I'm a student pilot and I just bought my first own headset because the standard one in the plane does not really fit me. I got a david clark h10-13.4. My instructor uses either his private Bose A20 ...
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Using ANR aviation headset with a PC

I just started my studies towards PPL, and am looking into buying a good ANR aviation headset for flying on Cessna 172. I have an office job, and I'm dealing with a lot of noise, hence ideally I'd ...
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Do left and right mic buttons control both headset microphones?

The aircraft I was flying today has a push to talk integrated button on each control yoke. I was sitting in the right seat, but my headset was plugged into the jacks on the left side of the cockpit. ...
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What is the electrical specification for the external jack on the flight interphone system?

On a commercial aircraft (e.g. Boeing 737), the external interphone panel is located on the right forward fuselage. On this panel, there is a 1/4" jack socket that allows the push-back operator to ...
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What to look for when purchasing a headset

I'm currently a student pilot, and I'm starting at an aviation university this fall to major in commercial aviation. Needless to say, I will be flying a lot. I'm looking to upgrade to a nice headset ...
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What is the name or part number of the Bose 'Lemo' aviation headset connector?

In a similar direction to this question, I was wondering if anyone knows the name or part number of the connector commonly featured on Bose aviation headsets such as the A20. It is commonly know as ...
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Headset for both plane and heli: buy for plane, use adapter for heli, or vice versa?

I fly both planes and helicopters and am about to buy a Bose A20. I'm wondering if I should get the helicopter version with a U-174 plug and a coiled cable, or the plane version with a dual plug and a ...
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Do pilots have separate volume knobs on the radio panel?

I have about two hours in a Cessna 172 so my instructor always managed the radio for me. I found it too loud at some times and too quiet at others. Can I tweak mine without bothering him? I forgot to ...
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Do small aircraft have sockets for passenger headsets?

I am currently training for my PPL. in the Cessna 182s we use I've only ever noticed two sets of ports for the headsets. If there were additional passengers in the back seats, how would they ...
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Has anyone used a 1/4“ Y adapter and 3.5mm-to-1/4” converter to pipe in music into their aviation headset?

I have a standard aviation headset and would like to splice in some music for longer flights. The aviation-specific adapters are overpriced at around $40. Can i just use a 1/4" Y adapter and a 3.5mm ...
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How can a headset cause continuous transmission (PTT blocked)?

I own three aviation headsets: - BOSE A20 - David Clark H10-13.4 - Compilot Lite (a cheap headset bought recently, for occasional use by passengers) I tested the Compilot Lite last week (co-pilot ...
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Can normal PC headsets replace 'aviation' headsets?

Aviation headsets have Noise Reduction and a larger jack (1/4") than most PC headset counterparts (1/8"). But there are many excellent quality PC headsets with sound-proofing materials which eliminate ...
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Are noise cancelling headsets safe?

Headsets such as the Lynx Micro System are modelled on ear defenders and physically attenuate the noisy cockpit environment by clamping hard onto your noggin. Most modern GA headsets (e.g. Bose A20) ...
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GA Headsets - is there a standard for the replaceable microphone?

I've noticed that on many (but not all) different types of GA headset, the microphone seems to be somewhat modular, with two holes at the end for the microphone boom to insert into, and two screws at ...
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Pilot announcement PA quality [duplicate]

On a recent passenger flight my son asked me, "How come we're able to build a 737 for \$50M - \$80M with fantastic reliability and technology but can't design a PA system so that we can understand the ...
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Can a GA headset be used for listening to normal audio or with a cell phone?

I own an older but still nice noise-cancelling general aviation headset from Denali, with the two-plug adapter. I wonder if I can/shall repurpose it. For example, I now have to take a number of ...
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How are the “medical communication” headset sockets on some airliners used?

I was recently on a flight during which a passenger had a medical emergency. The passenger vomited and was reportedly unconscious. The aircraft was either a Boeing 737-700 or 737-800. I'm pretty ...